You can’t go wrong with this cafeteria classic. These NJ restos are putting a serious twist on your everyone’s favorite sandwich with creative bites and drinks.
28 Morris St., Morristown
The only thing better than a standard PB&J? A grilled PB&J! This place is known for its epic lineup of grilled cheeses, but that’s not all they grill up here. Choose your bread and get this schoolyard fave warm and toasty.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar
1031 Rte. 18, East Brunswick; 1250 Rte. 22 E., North Plainfield
This casual chain boasts unconventional burgers, and the Peanut Butter & Jealousy is no exception. Think your classic burger plus creamy PB, strawberry jam and bacon on brioche.
NJ Motor Sports Park, 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville
Kono is famous for creating pizza in a cone crust (yup, mess-free and portable za!). For the pickier kids or those with a hankering for something sweet, the Peanut Butter and Jelly cone is the perfect choice.
521 Raritan St., Sayreville
Wrap up your classic Italian dinner with the fam with a PB&J dessert pizza. Let the kids tear up a six-inch pie themselves, or splurge on the 12- or 16-inch.
Missy’s Main Street Cafe
181 E. Main St., Rockaway
Mix up your brunch go-to with Doc’s PB&J French Toast. Two pieces of thick Texas toast get stuffed with peanut butter and your choice of strawberry, grape or raspberry jelly. Ask to sit at the retro five-stool breakfast bar.
146 Second St., Bordentown
Standing for Heart of Bordentown, this town hub has a slew of bar bites including Wings & Things. Drench wings, chicken tenders or lightly fried tofu bites in the house’s signature PB&J sauce. Not close to you? The Office Tavern Grill in Morristown, Ridgewood and Summit is launching PB&J wings on April 2 only: crispy wings in spicy Thai peanut sauce topped with a red grape and mustard seed relish.
Brownstone Pancake Factory
860 River Rd., Edgewater
Trust us: There’s no beating the over-the-top breakfast specialties at this kid-friendly gem. PB&J Pancakes here get baked with peanut butter chips, then drizzled with house peanut butter sauce and grape jelly.
Locations in Clifton, Garfield, Hawthorne, Oradell and Paramus
The Peanut Butter & Jelly cupcake is on the list of executive flavors at his confection cornerstone, meaning it’ll be on the menu for good. Sink your teeth into yellow cake with PB&J baked inside, plus a hefty dose of PB buttercream icing and jelly drizzle.
10 Broad St., Norwood
This spot does flavor mashups and over-the-top dishes like no other. Your sweet tooth will thank you for ordering the PB and Be Jelly Bites. It all starts with deep fried Reese’s cups, which get topped with PB&J drizzle. Wash it all down with some ice cold milk.
Locations in New Milford and West Caldwell
Donuts here are always fresh and in rotating flavors. But the PB&J donut, topped with peanut butter and a dollop of jelly is a pretty standard mainstay.
The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
This cafe whips up 35 different specialty shakes. But the Peanut Butter & Jelly Shake, made with creamy vanilla ice cream, PB and strawberry jelly, is a trusty standout. Want to sip one of these closer to home? Try Nifty Fifty’s in Turnersville or Urban Burger in Cranford.